Federal Regulations

Final Rule: Hospital Value-Based Purchasing Program

For publication in the May 5, 2011 Federal Register, implementing the Hospital Inpatient Value-Based Purchasing program under which value-based incentive payments will be made in a fiscal year to hospitals that meet performance standards with respect to a performance period for the fiscal year involved. The program will apply to payments for discharges occurring on or after October 1, 2012.

Proposed Rules: SNF/NF Transparency Requirements

For publication in the May 5, 2011 Federal Register, text relating to proposed rules to implement the SNF and NF reporting requirements; part of the CMS Proposed Prospective Payment System and Consolidated Billing for Skilled Nursing Facilities.

Proposed Rules: Quality Reporting Program for Inpatient Rehabilitation Facilities

Published in the April 29, 2011 Federal Register, proposed rule to establish a new quality reporting program that provides for a 2 percent reduction in the annual increase factor beginning in 2014 for failure to report quality data to the Secretary of HHS.

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Federal Agency Guidance

Hospital Value-Based Purchasing: Measure Explanations

Complete list of measures to determine quality in the Hospital Value-Based Purchasing Program.

Fact Sheet

CMS fact sheet on the Hospital Value-Based Purchasing program